Demo Reel 2016: Garett Weston Thomas

Producer • Director • Editor • Graphic Artist http://directorG.com • garett.thomas@gmail.com   Works Sampled: Talking Movies with PenTV – 105 – https://vimeo.com/152790389 Urban Hustle – https://vimeo.com/72798511 Gulf Coast Civic Works Project – https://vimeo.com/76618348 NOH8: Is It Real Now? – https://youtu.be/uIZYiuIJtZ8 PenTV Morning Lineup – https://vimeo.com/138362694 The King Who Rained – https://youtu.be/kGVluL6LsVo Pen Voice – 219 Read More …

Shared from No Film School: How to Get the Film Noir Look on a Budget

Might any particular attributes stand out when considering film noir? Take harsh shadows? Black and white? Era of ’40s crime? Even Venecian blinds? Indeed, the most distinguish element of film noir is its lighting. In the short tutorial above, Simon Cade of DSLRguide shows you a cheap but effective lighting setup which can assist in Read More …

Shortening Site Links

Over the course of this weekend, each individual movie link has gained a “quick-hand” version, faster to type. Take “Thief” (2006). Now, after our site domain, it’s just adding a slash and then the title, all lower-case and no spaces: http://directorG.com/thief Previously, it utilized the full link below, which is still active and ultimately still Read More …

Point Shoot ‘n’ Eat: Multicourse Home Meal

Enjoy all portions of our multicourse weekend lunch, prepared at home with some good friends. Witness a smoking gun and edible flowers, among other things! Hosted by Garett Thomas. Recorded 4.24.2016.   View more info here: http://directorG.com/point-shoot-n-eat

Our “Medieval Air” was Featured on BuzzFeed!

It was awesome a few years back to randomly find one of my salvaged videos, Medieval Air (1998), uploaded to YouTube, with a sudden spike in viewership. Only after a little research would I learn that a BuzzFeed article had been published about it, featuring our movie!   The video was just part of the class Read More …

Shared from Roxie: LOS TRES AMIGOS: THE BREAKTHROUGH FILMS OF CUARÓN, DEL TORO AND IÑÁRRITU

Cinematic pioneers Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu, oft referred to as The Three Amigos, brought about a Mexican filmmaking revival in the ’90s. Now, at the Roxie Theater in SF, there will be multiple screenings for their early works: Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan’s Labyrinth, Amores Perros and more. Visit this Read More …

The Dog of Pompeii (1999)

http://bit.ly/1Q1gJcC Tito, a blind orphan, and his dog, Zeus, experience the devastating 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Based on the short story by Louis Untermeyer. National Finalist in the National Children’s Film Festival, 1999. Starring Andrew Volkert and Allie Garcia. Created decades before the picture with Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss and Kiefer Sutherland, and Read More …

Shared from NPR: What Does Genius Look Like?

Don Cheadle On Miles Davis And Race In Hollywood: “[T]he most important part of this . . . happens much earlier, I think, [and that’s] where the discussion needs to take place: where decisions are being made about what kinds of material to greenlight, what kinds of stories to tell, who are the people that are deciding Read More …

Shared from CAAM: Nisha Ganatra on Becoming One of TV’s Hottest Directors

Building quite a title as director or co-producer of such recent TV shows as The Mindy Project, Mr. Robot, Shameless and Transparent, Nisha Ganatra’s roots early on were in independent filmmaking. Her eventual partnership with collaborator Amy Poehler has fueled both projects and friendship alike. It all began with Ganatra’s NYU project called Chutney Popcorn, Read More …